Speaker Details

Meet our speaker!

Dr. Kevin Frick

Kevin Frick is a professor who teaches economics for decision-making, business leadership and human values, frameworks for analyzing healthcare markets, and a course on the US healthcare system in the past, present, and future.

Frick studied health policy and administration at Penn State, followed by economics and health services research at the University of Michigan. In 1996, he joined the faculty of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where he has joint appointments. He moved to a leadership position at the Carey Business School in 2013 and returned to an exclusively faculty role in 2021.

Much of Frick's research focuses on measuring costs associated with diseases or measuring the cost-effectiveness of new treatments, care systems, or community-based interventions. Focal areas include nursing, cancer, and public and private eye care. He is currently co-chairing a National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine workgroup on myopia. In addition, he is co-chairing an AcademyHealth project on building the field of health services research. He focuses on research translation, specializing in linking peer-reviewed research with the information business leaders need to make decisions about companies that operate in the real-world marketplace.

He has mentored students, faculty, and staff, and spoken about mentoring to many audiences—particularly mentoring as a two-way street. He has focused on DEIB issues as a member of a team that produced a series of videos about LGBTQ+ Narratives in Academia, as part of a second team that produced a video called Business of Pronouns, by serving on the school's Inclusive Teaching committee, by reading names at graduation for 10 years, and by serving on the Diversity and Anti-Racism Team for the Society for Medical Decision Making.